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Latest Archaeological Discovery: 6000-Year Old Temple – WallStreet OTC


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Latest Archaeological Discovery: 6000-Year Old Temple
WallStreet OTC
The latest archaeological discovery comes from Ukraine where a 6,000-year old temple was unearthed. Scientists believe that the temple may have been used by pagans to sacrifice animals for their gods. The latest archaeological discovery looks like some …
6000 Year-Old Ukrainian Temple Discovered; Animal Sacrifices RevealedChinatopix
6000-year-old Temple Discovered; Sacrificial Altars Hint Animal Offerings?Latinos Post
6000-year-old temple with possible sacrificial altars discoveredFox News
UPI.com -Mother Nature Network -Discovery News
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:44 pm

GT and Apple agree ‘amicable parting of ways’ – Irish Times


Wall Street Journal

GT and Apple agree 'amicable parting of ways'
Irish Times
GT Advanced Technologies have won court permission to wind down its sapphire manufacturing operations after lawyers reached a settlement with Apple over contract and confidentiality matters. Photo: Bloomberg. Topics: Business · Technology · Business …
Apple, GT in SECRET SAPPHIRE peaceable parting PACTRegister
Apple and GT Advanced appear to bury the hatchetFudzilla
Apple, supplier GT strike deal to unseal info, shutter Arizona plantReuters
The Mac Observer -CNET -Apple Insider
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:07 pm

What’s right (and wrong) with the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 – ZDNet


ZDNet

What's right (and wrong) with the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3
ZDNet
iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 (Image: Apple). Apple has opened up preorders for the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. These are the devices that will spearhead the Cupertino tech juggernaut's tablet push for the coming year or so. Are the improvements good …
Verbatim: Apple's Tim Cook defends the iPadFortune
iPad Mini 3 Review: Apple's Small Tablet Stays Mostly The SameMSN News
iPad Air 2 vs. Surface Pro 3: Which is Better for Business?Business News Daily
International Business Times -Tech Times -Uncover California
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:59 am

‘Monster Tsunami’ May Possibly Destroy Hawaii – Chinatopix


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'Monster Tsunami' May Possibly Destroy Hawaii
Chinatopix
A mass of marine debris discovered in a Hawaii sinkhole indicated a monster tsunami hit the island about 500 years ago, researchers said. According to new research, an earthquake with the magnitude of 9.0 occurred in Alaska and brought 30-foot tall waves …
Marine Debris Evidence Of Massive Hawaiian TsunamiRedOrbit
Hawaiian Islands at 'Mammoth' Tsunami Risk Caused by Mega Earthquake International Business Times UK
Hawaii could face monster storm soonNorthern Voices Online
Huffington Post -NBCNews.com
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:47 am

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus may be tough to find through the holidays – CNET


CNET

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus may be tough to find through the holidays
CNET
When asked whether supply will start to reach demand, Apple CEO Tim Cook says, "We're not even on the same planet." by Roger Cheng · @RogerWCheng; October 20, 2014 2:52 PM PDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more. more +.
Apple Pay Gets Real: A Few Glitches, Many Successes, Lots Of Diet CokeForbes
Why Apple Pay is Apple's most important product in yearsMacworld
Apple launches its new mobile payment service – 'Apple Pay'Maine News Online
VentureBeat -Latinos Post -TechnologyTell
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:39 am

How to watch partial solar eclipse this Thursday – CBS News


CBS News

How to watch partial solar eclipse this Thursday
CBS News
A partial solar eclipse is expected to darken the skies of North America this Thursday, Oct. 23, as the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun. The eclipse will begin near the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Siberia, and then move east, according to …
Partial solar eclipse to be visible to Tri-State ThursdayWLWT Cincinnati
Sun to appear in different shape Thursdayfox8.com
Clouds permitting, Peninsula to see partial solar eclipse ThursdayPeninsula Daily
CNN International -Space.com -Therogersvillereview
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:04 am

Google Leads $542 Million Funding Round For Virtual Reality Startup – Bidness ETC


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Google Leads $542 Million Funding Round For Virtual Reality Startup
Bidness ETC
Google Inc. has led a group of investors, raising around $542 million in funding for virtual reality startup, Magic Leap. Page 1 of 2. Published: October 22, 2014 at 5:32 am EST By: Martin Blanc. Click Ticker to See live coverage. GOOG · FB · KKR · QCOM.
Why Google Wants to Get Its Hands on Mystery Company 'Magic Leap'Wired
Mystery startup Magic Leap raises $542 mn from Google, othersFinancial Express
Google, Qualcomm pitch in on $542m Magic Leap fundingZDNet
Mashable -CNET -Los Angeles Times
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:39 am

MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pretendnaut: They are light, eat less – Register


Register

MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pretendnaut: They are light, eat less
Register
Women (not men) should make up the crew of the first personned mission to Mars, according to boffin and fake NASA-naut Kate Greene. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver). Greene, the crew writer for one of NASA's HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and …
A first stop in the mission to Mars: a dome in HawaiiBend Bulletin
First Stop In Mars – A Dome To HawaiiCapitalberg
Men May Be From Mars, But It's Women Who SHOULD Be On The Red PlanetCarbonated.tv (blog)
New York Times -Capital Wired -SFGate
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:39 am

Azure Cloud Appliance Unveiled by Microsoft – DABCC.com

Azure Cloud Appliance Unveiled by Microsoft
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Azure-in-a-Box was the highlight of the day at a Microsoft press event, but there was also news for virtualization admins, including a new virtual machine (VM) offering that Microsoft says has the largest capacity available in the public cloud. The big …

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 3:16 am

Daimler sees $780 mln windfall from sale of Tesla stake – Reuters

Daimler sees $780 mln windfall from sale of Tesla stake
Reuters
FRANKFURT Oct 21 (Reuters) – Daimler AG on Tuesday said it would book a $780 million windfall from selling its 4 percent stake in rival electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc . In a statement, Daimler Chief Financial Officer Bodo Uebber said, "We are extremely …

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 10:02 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Lufthansa close to deal with IBM for IT infrastructure unit

Barrier tape of German airline Lufthansa is seen at Munich airportBERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German airline Lufthansa is close to a deal to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM , including an outsourcing agreement for the services, as part of a shake-up of its technology activities, it said on Wednesday. Europe's largest airline by revenue is undergoing restructuring and cost-cutting efforts to better position itself to compete with low-cost carriers and Gulf rivals. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:22 pm

Apple CEO discusses security with top Chinese official amid hacking claims: Xinhua

Apple Inc. CEO Cook walks down a sidewalk during the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun ValleyBEIJING (Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting on Wednesday with a top Chinese government official in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting comes days after a Chinese web monitoring group published a report saying Apple users in China have been targeted in a sophisticated and widespread attack by hackers seeking private user data stored on the iCloud service. The group, Greatfire.org, has alleged Chinese government involvement in the hack, a claim the government has strongly refuted. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:25 am

Big Tech winning battle with ‘patent trolls’

A visitor walks past a Cisco advertising panel as she looks at her mobile phone at the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaBy Andrew Chung and Dan Levine (Reuters) – For two decades, companies that buy software patents to sue technology giants have been the scourge of Silicon Valley. Reviled as patent trolls, they have attacked everything from Google's online ads to Apple's iPhone features, sometimes winning hundreds of millions of dollars. But now the trolls are in retreat from the tech titans, interviews and data reviewed by Reuters show. In the wake of several changes in U.S. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:05 pm

U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws

Jay Radcliffe displays a Medtronic Corp insulin pump at his home in Meridian, IdahoBy Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:11 am

3D Systems slashes full-year forecast after third quarter lags

(Reuters) – 3D printer maker 3D Systems Corp estimated quarterly revenue well below the average analyst estimate, citing manufacturing constraints for its direct metal printers, sending its shares down 11 percent in premarket trading. The company also cut its full-year revenue forecast to $650 million-$690 million, below analysts’ expectation of $707.5 million. The company had previously forecast $700 million-$740 million. 3D Systems said it expected to report adjusted earnings of 16 cents-19 cents per share for the third quarter ended September. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:42 pm

China’s Baidu, Ping An invest in Israeli VC fund Carmel

People talk in front of a Baidu's company logo at Baidu's headquarters in BeijingTEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israeli venture capital firm Carmel Ventures said on Wednesday it raised $194 million for its Carmel Ventures IV fund with participation from new strategic investors in Asia that include Chinese Internet search engine Baidu. The new fund, like its predecessor funds, will invest in early-stage technology companies in enterprise software, data center infrastructure, big data, cyber security, financial technology, digital media and consumer applications. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:03 pm

India’s Wipro eyes U.S. boost ahead after second quarter misses forecasts

To match feature INDIA-EDUCATION/By Aby Jose Koilparambil and Subrat Patnaik BANGALORE (Reuters) – India's third-biggest software services firm Wipro Ltd narrowly missed market expectations with an eight percent rise in second-quarter profit, but said it saw a rosier end to the year as more confident U.S. clients increase spending. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, Bangalore-based Wipro posted consolidated net profit of 20.85 billion rupees ($340.4 million). Analysts, on average, were expecting Wipro to make 21.09 billion rupees, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Total revenue rose to 118.16 billion rupees from 109. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:54 pm

Hungary plans new tax on Internet traffic, public calls for rally

By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary plans to impose a new tax on Internet data transfers, a draft 2015 tax bill submitted to parliament late on Tuesday showed, in a move that could hit Internet and telecoms providers and their customers hard. The draft tax code contains a provision for Internet providers to pay a tax of 150 forints (60 US cents) per gigabyte of data traffic, though it would also let companies offset corporate income tax against the new levy. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:47 pm

Nielsen and Adobe are teaming up to apply TV-style ratings to the internet

Nielsen and Adobe are teaming up to apply TV-style ratings to the internet

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:44 pm

San Francisco passes ‘Airbnb law,’ one step closer to making rentals legal

Thousands of rooms in San Francisco are offered on Airbnb on any given day.The Board of Supervisors votes to allow short-term rentals, ignoring Sen. Dianne Feinstein's warning that the law could be detrimental to the city.>

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:41 pm